Esther 1:3-12 (NLT)
In the third year of his reign, he gave a banquet for all his nobles and officials. He invited all the military officers of Persia and Media as well as the princes and nobles of the provinces. 4 The celebration lasted 180 days—a tremendous display of the opulent wealth of his empire and the pomp and splendor of his majesty. 5 When it was all over, the king gave a banquet for all the people, from the greatest to the least, who were in the fortress of Susa. It lasted for seven days and was held in the courtyard of the palace garden. 6 The courtyard was beautifully decorated with white cotton curtains and blue hangings, which were fastened with white linen cords and purple ribbons to silver rings embedded in marble pillars. Gold and silver couches stood on a mosaic pavement of porphyry, marble, mother-of-pearl, and other costly stones. 7 Drinks were served in gold goblets of many designs, and there was an abundance of royal wine, reflecting the king’s generosity. 8 By edict of the king, no limits were placed on the drinking, for the king had instructed all his palace officials to serve each man as much as he wanted. 9 At the same time, Queen Vashti gave a banquet for the women in the royal palace of King Xerxes. 10 On the seventh day of the feast, when King Xerxes was in high spirits because of the wine, he told the seven eunuchs who attended him—Mehuman, Biztha, Harbona, Bigtha, Abagtha, Zethar, and Carcas— 11 to bring Queen Vashti to him with the royal crown on her head. He wanted the nobles and all the other men to gaze on her beauty, for she was a very beautiful woman. 12 But when they conveyed the king’s order to Queen Vashti, she refused to come. This made the king furious, and he burned with anger.
Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 (NLT)
Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. 10 If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble.
Proverbs 17:17 (NLT)
A friend is always loyal, and a brother is born to help in time of need.
1 Peter 4:9-10 (NLT)
Cheerfully share your home with those who need a meal or a place to stay. 10 God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another.
Proverbs 27:17 (NLT)
As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend.
John 15:13 (ESV)
Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.
1 Corinthians 13:4-7 (NLT)
Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud 5 or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. 6 It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. 7 Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.
Ephesians 5:24-25 (NLT)
As the church submits to Christ, so you wives should submit to your husbands in everything. 25 For husbands, this means love your wives, just as Christ loved the church. He gave up his life for her
East Coast Camp is designed for youth going into middle school up through graduated seniors. There is something for everyone! Camp this year is June 24-28 at Ferrum College in Virginia. The week is dedicated to bringing about a transformation in our young people. It’s a ton of fun, but it’s also a week that can set the tone for the entire year and light a fire to pursue all that God has for them!
The total cost for a student is $265. The initial deposit of $100 was due May 1st, but registration is still available for an additional $15 late fee. Click below to contact Pastor Phillip to find out more.
Last year your donations helped send over 15 students to Youth Camp, which was an incredible blessing! If you’d like to sponsor a student this year, just choose the “youth camp” fund when you give online, or add the word “camp” to your text-to-give donation. A full sponsorship is $265, but donations of any amount will help get students to this life-changing experience.
In recognition of National First Responders Appreciation Month, Trailhead Church wants to take some time to honor all those who are making sacrifices to ensure that we are kept safe. We know that you have chosen to give your time, energy, and often, your safety to this cause, and we want you to know that we don’t take that for granted.
To recognize all the great things you do for this community, Trailhead Church will be hosting an appreciation lunch for all first responders on Wednesday, May 22nd from 11am-1pm at our youth facility, located in downtown Graham at 123 North Main Street. We are excited and thankful to have Smokehouse at Steve’s from right here in Graham catering the meal this year.
Please invite your co-workers and take a moment to stop by so we can let you know how much we appreciate everything you do.
We continue to keep you and your families in our prayers. Thank you again for the sacrifices you make on our behalf.
If you’re new to Trailhead, or you’re ready to take your next step of investing more in your walk with God and your church, we’d love to invite you to our Pathfinder classes.
Our next Pathfinder Course will be held this June so sign up today!
Pathfinder is a three-week course, and throughout each session you’ll learn what Trailhead is all about, what it really means to be a follower of Christ, how to connect with others, and how you can grow and invest the gifts God placed inside you.
We know stuff comes up, so some weeks can be attended independently, but if you miss a week we encourage you to catch it the next time it’s offered.
Each class will take place during the 9:15am service on Sunday morning starting on June 2nd. You’ll be able to drop your kids off at Trailhead Kids, then we’ll meet just across the street at The Co|Operative.
Space is limited to the first 25 that sign up. After that, you will be put on the waiting list or added to the roster for the next class if there are no openings.
We’re excited to host a special RightNow Media event at Trailhead on May 31st from 6-9:30pm. Marriage Night is a one-night event for married and engaged couples to laugh and learn as they hear from marriage experts and discover how to honor God through their relationship. The speaker lineup includes Francis and Lisa Chan, Les and Leslie Parrott, and comedian Michael Jr. Please note that childcare is not available. So find a sitter, mark your calendar, and signup below. We promise it’ll be worth your time.
Tickets are available for $15 per person, and includes dinner that night. Click below to register to attend Marriage Night!
If you’re interested in going on this year’s mission trip to Haiti, join us for an interest meeting on Sunday, June 9th at 5pm at the Trailhead Youth Center.
This fall Trailhead will be taking a team back to Haiti to serve at International Missions Outreach (IMO)! We are thrilled to have the opportunity to serve IMO again in their efforts to bring help, healing, and hope to the people of Haiti through the power of the gospel! This will be a labor-focused trip where we’ll be helping cleanup and repair churches and schools that have sustained damage from the hurricanes that have hit Haiti over the last several years.
Use the links below to join the team, or to donate to support our team.
Feel free to reach out to Tom Rose, our team leader, at email@example.com with any questions.
Our warehouse is looking amazing but there’s still a lot of work to be done. We have several projects coming up and we need your help! If you would like to lend a hand and help us with turning our warehouse into our new home, fill out a form in the link below.
In 2008 God called us to start a church in Alamance County where people could discover the great plan God has for their life. Over the last ten years, God has connected us with amazing people who have poured their heart and soul into the vision of Trailhead Church. Together, we’ve seen God heal the sick, restore broken homes, and we’ve rejoiced as many have chosen to take the first step on their journey of faith. We’ve also had our challenges, but we have seen God’s hand provide each and every time, and frankly, a journey without challenges is rarely worth taking. We’ve always been a church of big dreamers and risk takers, and together, we’ve set our course and take the next big step of faith. If you’re ready to get involved in this next step for our church click the link below to find out more.
Serving is a great way to connect with others and find your passion, while helping to reach others with God’s love. If you want to get involved, the best way to start is by filling out our volunteer application. We can’t wait for you to join the Trailhead team!
Choose your volunteer area below to access your schedule.
Base Camp is Trailhead’s online community and resource center. If you’re a current volunteer, login below to get connected. (If you have questions about Base Camp, email Dave.)
If you are interested in serving on the Trailhead Worship team, click below to get more information on the audition process and team expectations.
We know it’s important to be connected, but it’s hard to build lasting friendships. What if taking one simple step changed everything? At Trailhead, we’re trying to make it easier for you to find people who share your interests. We know that when you get together with people and have fun, you’ll begin to grow into a strong community that serves and grows together. What if you are one step away from saying, “These are my people?”
We are so happy you are here today. We would love to connect with you in a deeper way. To begin please fill out our visitor form below.
Everyone at Trailhead now has access to a massive new video library called RightNow Media! It’s like the "Netflix of Video Bible Studies" and has a HUGE library of faith-based videos that you can access whenever and wherever you want. The best part is, it’s totally free! Just drop your info below, and wait to get the email from RightNow Media with further instructions!